Gah! I have not been very good this year about blogging or editing my website. Blame it on my personal struggles at home. Things with the hubby have not been going very well and it is depressing. So I guess I just have not felt like baking, blogging, or posting anything lately.
But, today I'm going to change all of that. I made my favorite breakfast treat, Crepes! I made them for various reasons, one my husband and I enjoy eating them together and two Sally was hosting one of her baking challenges and the crepe recipe was the challenge for the month of March. I usually make the crepes from a recipe in Betty Crocker's cookbook, but this time I decided to try something different. I borrowed the crepe recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction. Sally has some excellent tips and her recipes are always delicious. Sally uses pretty much the same ingredients that are in the Betty Crocker's cookbook, but the measurements are different and she adds vanilla extract to the batter, which I think is a great idea! It makes the crepes taste better.
A few more things I liked about using Sally's Crepe recipe are the extra special tips that she includes in her blog, like using a blender instead of a mixer which helps get all of the clumps of flour out of the batter. She also suggests just putting 3 to 4 tablespoons of the batter into the pan, but I'm going to go a little further with this suggestion because I found it easier to put the 3 or 4 tablespoons of batter into a small measuring cup, then I poured that into the pan, because once the pan gets hot the batter starts cooking. It is better to have the batter cooking all at once rather than adding a spoonful at a time.
My mother introduced me to crepes when I was a little girl and I have to thank my husband for teaching me how to make these crepes and for showing me how delicious they can be. When my husband made crepes, he always added strawberry or raspberry jam, and topped the crepes with some delicious strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries, then added the whipped cream and a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. Man those were some delicious crepes!
So here is what I did, I added the best of both Sally's crepe recipe and my husband's delicious fruit spread to Sally's crepe recipe and voila! I've got a tasty, delicious treat for my breakfast! Some of you may say it is a dessert, but I don't care!